Playworks for every kid

Sworn-In from Space
Playworker DC AmeriCorps member Kevin Bunter was “sworn in from space” by NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, currently aboard the International Space Station. 
Internships Opportunities
Join Playworks DC
Do you have a passion for play? Playworks DC is looking for interns and would love to have you on our amazing team!
FLOTUS and Playworks Promote Play
First Lady Michelle Obama and Playworks Junior Coach Daleajah Williams both spoke about the power of play at the 2016 Project Play Summit.
Kickstart the Playworks Store
The Playworks Store is now open! Promote play with Playworks shirts and swag, or give kids opportunities for safe, healthy play with playground equipment and games. All sales help Playworks leverage the power of play at schools across the country.
Playworks Corporate Recess
Bring wellness and team-building to your office with Corporate Recess. Check out our menu of options!
Playworks Washington, D.C.
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks promotes effective and purposeful play that allows for a great physical release for students and permits students to better focus on academics.”

Mari Duggard, Center City PCS-Brightwood Campus, Washington, D.C.

Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"I have to tell, Principal Mrs. Nelson was so excited to say that her staff team that participated in training had just conducted an afternoon of games for their students. It was an amazing success! She said the children loved it!"

Anne Bond-Gentry, District Behavioral Specialist

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 


Playworks in Washington, DC

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Playworks DC's Powerful Connector
Booz Allen Hamilton
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School